Citadel Associates (SY) Ltd

Reaching Communities
Citadel has received Lottery funding to establish Ignition Training.  Ignition is the brainchild of our director David Brazer who noticed that some service users needed a different support strtucture to the ones offered in the sector.  Ignition was born in 2014 and has gone on to win multiple awards for the great work they are doing.

We delivered mechanic training beginner courses to young adults.  We look forward to meeting these clients and supporting them with their confidence, motivation, CV and of course skills for work.

Doncaster Council
Citadel and Ignition Training has been successful in accessing both the Making it Real Grant and the Innovation Fund in 2014.  Making it Real has enabled us to set up our garage training centre and the Innovation Fund is allowing us to support a number of people through the Institute of Motor Industry Award accredited course.

Citadel was approached by Off Site Provision and suppoorted many school age children who were excluded from the education system to gain skills for work, personal development and their first and in many cases only qualification.

Probation Community Rehabilitation Trust 
Citadel  contracted with South Yorkshire probation service as a resource to be accessed by some of their service users.  This was a highly successful project which supported a number of ex-offenders into training and employment.

Get the Edge
Employability and life skills training programme and access one to one support towards employment support.  Delivered by our ex DWP Psychologist the training workshops are enjoyable and interesting.  Once the workshops have been attended the clients are given one to one support to help with the journey towards employment.
First Chance
was designed to assist clients with learning difficulties to take the first step on their journey into employment or training. We teamed up with a number of employers to offer work taster days, training and support to enable the clients to gain experience in the workplace. We also took the opportunity to offer support to the employer’s to assist them to get the best out of their disabled employees.
Community Engagement
Citadel Associates was a provider for the Key Worker Community Engagement program in South Yorkshire. Each eligible client accessed an Employment Key Worker or IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) worker to give them the support structure which allowed them to access a range of specialised provision and one to one support which allowed them to move into sustainable employment or further academic training..
Future Jobs Fund
Citadel was awarded part of the government’s DWP Future Jobs Fund contract to assist people between the ages of 18 – 24 who had never experienced work into employment for the first time. Citadel also supported a number of other local employers to access the fund which offered structured support to them and any employees they took on for up-to 6 months. 
Employability Courses
Citadel runs a number of 4 day employability courses to unemployed individuals delivered by our Occupational Psychologist and through our first round of funding for these courses we supported 30 individuals into employment.
Mental Health NHS
We have recently delivered a number of courses on behalf of the NHS to corporate client’s to their Line Managers supporting staff with Mental Health issues (Line Manager Mental Health Awareness sessions).  We also completed a research evaluation for the NHS and DWP.

ICT Training
We have trained a number of unemployed people in Sheffield in ICT skills to find employment opportunities with our innovative Up 4 IT ICT training workshops.  Focussing on CV's, Website searches, Online application forms, e-mails and social media.

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